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well this is our boom, "favorite story of the day." beyonce has come clean, admitting she lip-synced the star spangled banner. >> that's right because add a news conference she proved maybe she could knock it out of the park. abc's diana perez has more. good morning, diana. >> reporter: the first time we
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have heard from beyonce since the presidential inauguration. she is performing at the halftime show and spoke to reporters about a little bit of everything. ♪ the rockets' red glare >> reporter: y'all remember this. ♪ in air >> reporter: beyonce, her angelic voice, the swell of patriotism we felt when she sang the anthem, our anthem at the inauguration. ♪ the brave so when the truth was revealed she lip-synced the entire song there were a lot of shocked and disappointed fans. so now that she is set to take center stage again for another beloved american tradition, super bowl sunday, she wanted to set the record straight. would you guys mind standing. an in your face moment, the singer belted out a cappella version of the anthem reminding
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the world that she can sing. ♪ by the dawn's early light objectivity in the room, the reporters couldn't help but cheer. ♪ the brave >> reporter: she did admit to using a prerecorded version of her voice for the inauguration, she said it is because she is a perfectionist. what is her plan for the blockbuster event she'll be performing this weekend. >> i will be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> reporter: she said she was born for shows like the super bowl. she says she has been rehearsing for a long time and she absolutely will be singing live. rob and sunny? >> we'll be back after this. >> i hope it wasn't a track. i hope she wasn't singing over a prerecorded track. >> boom.
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♪ >> we are waiting for the official bet between the mayor of san francisco and the mayor of baltimore over the outcome of the super bowl. >> food is usually at stake and both cities have something to offer. so we have a few possibilities right here. >> as i talk about it how about you munch on it. we have sourdough bread, not chicken, sourdough bread. thank you, we have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most appetizing detail. it is interesting. and been in continuous production since 1849. not so famous as in san francisco, ghirardelli chocolate, found in 1862 by delmonico, ghirardelli, second oldest chocolate in the u.s., baker's chocolate. 1893.
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ghirardelli square in san francisco. >> delicious actually. >> very good. >> baltimore. a place where i lived. the mayor of baltimore's disclaimer, a good friend of mine, stephanie rollins blake, and crab cakes are the big thing there. associated with the chesapeake bay, maryland and baltimore. crab cakes are great. the boardwalk crab cakes, breaded, deep fried and filled with stuffing of various things served on a bun. now the restaurant, aka, gourmet crab cakes prepared with no filler or lump crabmeat. >> no offense, baltimore. no seafood is better than new orleans. >> crab cakes in baltimore i think are the best. this is a traditional super bowl food.
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right. started with the rise of sports bars. this year americans will eat 1.2 billion wings this weekend. and, laid out end to end, stretch from candlestick park to san francisco to nc bank stadium in baltimore. sort of once the cheapest part of the bird. now the most expensive. per pound, chicken wings are pricier than bone and breast. two georgia men were arrested for stealing 65,000 in chicken wings. >> we eat well during the super bowl. we have our munchies. hope you get yours. enjoy the game. eat your food. stay with us. hope you get yours. enjoy the game. eat your food. stay with us. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs.
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mommy, i dressed the snowman! how do you get your bounce? less static year-round. welcome back, everybody. the special version of "the mix." this is sunny's last day on the overnights. filling in for more than a year now. i just wanted to say it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you.
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you have been extremely loyal, reliable, and i respect the work ethic and the loyalty you have shown to the show. easy to work with. means the world on this kind of show to work with some one you genuinely like, trust, respect and confide in and have a lot of fun with. so i am sorry our path maze not cross again in this format but down the road. >> they will. >> hug it out. it has been good. and you will still be around abc. you are not disappearing. she will have 14 jobs in tv. you will still be around. >> i am still going to be around. such a pleasure working with you. you know that. you know how i feel about you, rob. roberto i call him off air. >> i love when she calls me roberto. ain't no sunshine when she's gone. so, thank you for everything. been a good 14 months, off and on. it's been good. >> i agree. >> friendship lasts beyond the show.
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this morning on "world news now," patient police. the waiting game for hostage negotiators in alabama. >> they're talking to the suspect through a narrow pipe to make sure the 5-year-old boy held captive underground is safe. it's friday, february 1st.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> one more. one more. this is it. swan song time. good friday morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. police in alabama just updated the hostage situation there and that is in our top story. and quite frankly i can't believe it has taken so long. you sort of see this in the movies, this negotiation. he has a little boy in there. >> they're getting medicine to the kid through the pipe, food down there, tv. this could drag on for weeks, potentially. and this kid has some pretty interesting medical conditions as well. scary on a lot of levels. >> also this morning, the well respected prosecutor gunned down outside the courthouse in texas. the all-out search for a masked gunman. and that is a prosecutor's worst nightmare. >> prosecutors do make some enemies. an occupational hazard. >> yes. yes, we do. >> exactly.
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later this half hour, finding private pictures of yourself in x-rated poses on line. the victim thousands of a growing industry called revenge porn. and how they are fighting back. >> you know, and i feel for these ladies no question about it. because if you take photographs or videos within the privacy of your own home with someone that you care about they shouldn't end up on a website. but, the real answer is you just shouldn't do it. it only worked out for kim kardashian. it really doesn't work out for anyone. let's face it. >> just thankful willis' pictures haven't been leaked -- thankful for that. an upcoming performance by the one and only jennifer hudson that could turn into a showstopper at the super bowl. who will be singing with her and why. that's coming up in "the skinny". >> singing live. we'll discuss that.
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>> it will be a great moment. once you hear who the kids are. right there. it will make you appreciate that moment. because sunday is the super bowl and i wear a tie on the show, when i anchor. a black and gold fleur-de-lis tie. we do share a love of new orleans. this is your final day with us for a while. we have a permanent anchor coming in monday. this is your final day with us, at least for a while. so we'll have fun though. willis is upset. before all of that we get to the news this morning and some new developments in the hostage situation involving a gunman and a 5-year-old boy. it is entering its fourth day. >> two remain in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama, with negotiators forced to talk through a ventilation pipe. our abc correspondent has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: rob, sunny, it is day four of the harrowing siege. a 5-year-old is being held hostage by a man who police say
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murdered the school bus driver. police are frantically working to rescue a 5-year-old boy from his armed suspected captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police say the two are in a 6 x 8 bunker four feet under ground. the suspect may have food and supplies to remain underground for weeks. dykes has been speaking with police through a pvc pipe from the bunker to the surface. one neighbor says he has been at the bunker. >> he has steps made out of cinder blocks, going down to it. at the time he had doors made out of plywood. two sheet of plywood nailed together. i asked him, i said, you know what are you using it for? he said, my storm shelter. where i used to live at the storms used to come through a lot. >> reporter: police say the boy has mild autism and the suspect allowed the child to have his medication. >> he is crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does
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not know what is going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: the shaken community is praying for the little boy's life. his pastor consoling many children that know him. >> i spoke to a young 13-year-old boy he was very much traumatized, his really good friend was taken. and was really wondering about his safety and protection. >> reporter: something everybody affected by the hostage situation are also wondering. the family's pastor says he has spoken with the boy's family and he says, quote, they're having a really tough time. of course they're having a tough time. i have a 6-year-old. i just can't imagine something like that. and this, this child has a lot of medical issues. adhd, asperger's. i can't imagine what the parents are going through. more importantly i am wondering what is in this man's mind? >> clearly, you have to imagine, some mental issues. authorities say he spent some time in the bunker for long
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periods of time. this is nothing new for him. he took a hostage, a little boy. clearly a guy around the neighborhood known for strange, some times violent behavior. and a matter of time before it involved a human. beat a dog to death with a lead pipe. >> lead pipe. >> an escalating situation. and prayers for the little boy. if he makes it out, scarred from something like this. depressing on a lot of levels. a deadly ambush in kaufmann, texas, where a prosecutor was apparently targeted by a gunman outside a courthouse. the 57-year-old was shot and killed in the parking lot moments after he got out of his car. eyewitnesses say the gunman was wearing a mask. police are going through the prosecutor's cases for a connection. >> they deal with bad people, like any prosecutor. so there is no reason to believe that there wouldn't be somebody out there that might have an ax to grind. certainly this carries it to an
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extreme. >> a long-time assistant district attorney known for his toughness. he handled drug and murder cases. friends say he was respected and very well liked inside of the courthouse. a disturbing federal court claims bomb sniffing dogs in airports may be a waste of money. a government investigation finds the tsa is spending millions of tax dollars on dogs that can't detect explosives. dog teams were secretly followed for a year and failed to find bombs in passenger terminals. the report says the dogs are simply not being trained properly. senate armed services committee could vote on the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. hagel faced off against some former republican senate colleagues yesterday in a bruising confirmation hearing. the sharpest exchange against senator john mccain who criticized hagel's opposition to the troop surge in iraq. and hagel apologized for using
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the term the jewish lobby in the past. >> i have already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro israel. i think it is the only time on the record that i have ever said that. >> eight republicans plan to vote against him. he has backing among many democrats. blinding snow blamed for a deadly pileup on a michigan highway. the mile long stretch of crashes involving 30 trucks and cars. three people were killed including two children believed to be siblings. and at least a dozen others were hospitalized. witnesses say they were driving on i-75 when conditions went from clear to whiteout in just a matter of seconds. a similar scene along a snowy highway west of minneapolis. three dozen big rigs, trucks, cars smashed into one another shutting down interstate 70. at least ten were hospitalized. the extreme conditions are
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putting parts of the country in a deep freeze. accuweather's jim dickey has the latest. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and sunny. a good deal colder here today. across the northeast today -- arctic air mass pushing in. many spots, 20, 30 degrees colder than they were yesterday. step out the door, 21, syracuse. 18, buffalo. 16, pittsburgh and detroit. as the cold air pushes over the relatively warmer lakes, big time lake-effect snows off lake erie, ontario and michigan. whiteout conditions under the heavier bands. rob, sunny, back to you. >> thank you so much, jim. now something very special to us. so we will get right to it. our own robin roberts is back on the gulf coast, for the first time since her bone marrow transplant. >> she rocked the gray hat yesterday. arriving in new orleans with "gma's" josh elliott and sam champion, there to greet robin were students from southeastern louisiana university. along with members of a bone marrow donor program.
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you can catch more excitement on robin's trip home later this morning on "good morning america." even doing a little second line, new orleans style. that second line is about. i know her spirits are high. >> she looks terrific. she is in such good spirits. she looks healthy as well. >> two-time cancer survivor at 52 years old. amazing how she boupsed back. a fun story to check out. fun piece to see her in the gulf coast on "gma." should be good. praying for you, robin. happy to see you back on your feet for sure. coming up next, the super bowl performance that could have millions of people riveted to the tv during halftime. >> first, imagine finding x rated pictures of yourself on line and someone else posted them as an act of revenge. what do you do? what will you do? that's next on "world news now." "world news now" weather
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a group of women is suing an x-rated website that posted private intimate photos along with their names and addresses which is really terrible. one of a growing number of revenge porn sites. >> new term here -- revenge porn. add that to the vernacular of
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the country. jilted exes or hackers often post the photos. but the women are taking aim at the website and its host and its fans. here is abc's juju chang. >> reporter: holly has no idea who did it but when she saw a dozen topless photos of herself on the website. >> knowing someone could with the click of a button take whatever information they want from you and share it is really troubli troubling. almost makes me want to shower with my clothes on. >> the fallout is terrible. women have lost their jobs as a result of this. most of them have become hermits. all of them feel humiliated. >> reporter: john morgan filed the lawsuit against godaddy.com which provides web space for 54 million sites including mainstream businesses. the class action lawsuit began with 17 women and they have been joined by dozens of others in less than two weeks. what makes the case unusual is that they're also going after the subscriber list. to tear the mask of anonymity from the people who prowl the sites.
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why shame the subscribers and expose the guys looking at this? >> they're just as guilty. they should be held accountable because they're logging on, they're putting their credit card in, they're paying to see us exploited. >> reporter: eric goldman who teaches high tech law says their legal case is week. >> they can't win against the texans.com website against the website and subscribers due to a law that congress enacted said the only people who are liable for content online are those who post it >> reporter: these women are painfully aware they lost control of their own images and as well as their reputation. they feel their only recourse is to speak out even if the backlash at times is as harsh as the initial betrayal. i'm juju chang, beaumont, texas. >> went so far to call this as a form of cyberrape.
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>> i am sure they feel violated. i have got to tell you -- suing the site, i don't know there is that much recourse there. the federal government, federal courts rather have determined that websites are protected. they have immunity. they're just hosting not providing the content. third parties are providing the content. and the issue with suing the, the boyfriend, you took the pictures. you consented. >> the content only exists because you allowed yourself to be photographed. >> i feel terrible for them. the teachable moment and takeaway is you just can't take these pictures. you just can't do it. >> moral of the story is, be careful before you get too freaky. layman's terms. >> can't take the freaky pictures. >> be smartly freaky. >> exactly. coming up, from cable tv to capitol hill. the well-known newsman who may run for office. >> the tribute performance during the super bowl that could leave viewers spellbound. next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny so skinny >> skinny in the house! >> wow. willis. >> friday introduction. >> it is his birthday tomorrow. willis is feeling good. you look good for 90.
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a moment at the super bowl. this i really love. jennifer hudson will do "america the beautiful" and perform the song with the sandy hook elementary school choir. 20 students or so in the choir. in addition to alicia keyes, national anthem, beyonce will do the halftime show, and jennifer hudson will perform with the kids, a tribute to what happened in newton in december. a great moment. i am glad they added it to the show. >> amazing. did such a great job at the inauguration. >> absolutely. >> oh, wonderful. >> very cool. >> now geraldo rivera, we know who geraldo is, contemplating a run for the senate, seat in new jersey in 2014. he is a republican. he is a self-professed nra member. law and order guy. he says you know what i am really going to take a run.
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i have got to tell you some are saying he could have the endorsement of governor christie. imagine them stumping. it could be pretty incredible. he would have to run against, perhaps, frank lautenberg, or cory booker, beloved in new jersey politics. an uphill battle. perhaps senator rivera. >> he has been a wild media personality. have to wonder how his background would play into the race. obviously the media, a lot of things we say, you run for office people dig that stuff up. interesting. hope no one throws a chair at him on the campaign trail. also, beyonce, speaking of her and the super boel her documentary behind the scenes of her life "life is but a dream" premieres on hbo tonight. for the first time, she opens up about her miscarriage. pregnancy was going well, goes back to the doctor. there was no heartbeat. she says -- i went into the studio and wrote the saddest song i have written in my life doesn't name the track on her
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album. the first song i wrote for my album and the best form of therapy for me because it was the saddest thing i have ever been through. the documentary premieres tonight, all filmed before inauguration lip-syncing. >> she had her beautiful baby in january. blue ivy. >> blue ivy, yes. >> i will not comment. on the lip-sync. madam obama, michelle obama, i love her, who doesn't love her bangs? well karl lagerfeld doesn't love her bangs, chanel designer, says they make her look like an anchorwoman. so what, karl! she looks good. >> he looks like eddie munster's grandfather. r's grandfather. many people before. has for so when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day,
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have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as fifteen dollars at lunesta.com. there's a land of restful sleep. we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta.
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>> good morning, rob and sunny. it is diana. rob, i have a special message.
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take one guess who your new co-anchor is going to be? we tried to get kim kardashian, but she has something going on. or something. anyway, i am here to tell you, i am happy, excited but above all, i am ready. i have a glowstick to get me through the building, middle of the night. i have a crazy whistle. because rob, you are crazy. anyway, sunny, thank you so very much for keeping him in line and keeping him company until i get there. the viewers and him adore you. rob, i have one last weekend of normal sleep. i am going to hurry up and get that. i will see you on day one, on monday. and we'll get started. >> oh, welcome aboard, diana. yes. >> i love that. she is terrific. >> she will officially start monday. new era on "world news now," yet another new era. and before we get to all of that. we say good-bye to sunny hostin. >> oh, my gosh. >> last time we will work together for a little while. you have been filling in since november of 2011.
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you filled in more than 100 times on the show. >> yes, i have. >> a look back at funny moments. >> smoking, sleeping, breathing. >> rob, rob, rob. >> whoa! >> got to get into it. >> look at that. >> the heels. >> ha-ha. >> i actually do fascinators. >> ms. middleton. >> do you do a cat sound? or something? >> she rips the earpiece out. trying to fool me, beyonce? trying to fool me? >> taco bell, don't worry. >> just check it out! >> just check it out! >> oh. >> this is what they have been warning us about. this is it. we've got to go. it's been fun. >> this is it. >> yes.
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>> whoa! >> yes. >> whoa! whoa! >> ha-ha. >> call the emmy committee. call the emmy committee, please. >> now you have seen the whole picture. it's been a blast, have you had fun doing it? >> i have had so much fun. you are the best co-anchor and co-worker anyone could ask for. >> very sweet. >> so generous, smart, funny. an honor sitting in the chair
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this morning on "world news now" -- bitter blast. highways turn into deadly disaster zones when drivers face whiteout conditions. >> the powerful wind, drifting snow and dangerous wind chills set the stage for a
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set the stage for a february freeze. it is friday, the first day of february. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> happy friday, i'm rob nelson. we'll bring you the watches and warnings in more than a dozen states in just a second. it wasn't a pretty week. not going to be a great weekend for a lot of folks. we are in the thick of -- winter. >> of january. >> february is messy. also this morning, the sex abuse scandal involving the roman catholic church in southern california. it is widening. why abuse victims see this as a major legal step forward. major sport headline this morning, soccer star david beckham joins a new team. wait until you hear about his salary as he moves to paris. yes, paris, france. >> the beckhams aren't hurting for money. you hear about that. what is at stake at sunday's super bowl, the three major factors involved in an nfl
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championship victory. stay tuned for pregame analysis with jason page, sports radio personality and insight into the game. so, also this is your final day on the overnights, ms. hostin for a while. yes. better sleep ahead in your future. >> i had so much fun. the viewers are so responsive. you are so great to sit next to. i will miss it. i am going to miss it. >> glad to hear you say it. it has been a good ride. >> and our crew. >> it is a family here. sleep deprived and dysfunctional, but a family nonetheless. >> nonetheless, it's right. >> one more time for posterity. as they say. here we go. happy friday, everybody. talk about the midwest. turning busy highways into one mangled mess after another. >> three people were killed and dozens other were injured as drivers were blindsided by mother nature. winter weather warnings posted this morning in 19 states from
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the dakotas to the northeast. here with more is abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: a sudden snow squall blinded drivers on this detroit freeway causing a massive chain reaction. about 30 vehicles crashing into each other. police say two children, believed siblings and a motorist died in the pileup. >> people bleeding. people limping. people shaken up. >> reporter: to the north, cars stopping in whiteout conditions set off a chain reaction accident involving over 30 cars. >> as soon as i was able to get off the road and out of the way. it was just one after another. >> reporter: a similar crash, west of indianapolis leaving behind a twisted and tangled web of trucks and cars on interstate 70. at least a dozen people were injured. >> we are hopeful when we walk away from this at the end of the day that nobody will have died. >> reporter: a likely culprit, set of all the crashes is called lake-effect snow, cold air and wind passes over the warmer waters of the great lakes and notoriously changing visibility to next to nothing in seconds.
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in western new york state. blizzard-like conditions forced drivers to slow down, way down. >> i was going pretty bad. i had branches smashing across my windows. going across my car. >> reporter: for the west and south dakota, farmers and live stock are battling extremely low temperatures already in the minus teens during the day. expected to plummet to minus 40 during the night. >> coldest we have been is 40 below. just -- 40 below without wind chill. on the cool side. >> reporter: we still have all of february to look forward to. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> goodness. get ready for wind chills in the danger zone for millions of people. >> our coverage continues with accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning to you, jim. >> good morning, rob and sunny. the cold has returned here in the lower 48. early morning temperatures, midwest, northern plains, minus 14 in minneapolis. minus 22, as you step out the door in bismarck. in the northeast, many spots. 20, 30 degrees colder than
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yesterday. 16, burlington. 25 portland. 7 in indianapolis. the cold air pushes over the relatively warmer lakes. big-time lake-effect snow continuing. rob and sunny, back to you. >> thanks a lot, jim. appreciate that. in other news, the first major indicator of the economy this year released this morning. the first monthly jobs report is expected to show employers made 165,000 new hires in the month of january. that's up from 155,000 back in december. analysts predict little change though from the 7.8% unemployment rate. with a vote to extend the nation's debt limit the senate kicked the proverbial can down the road again. senators passed a bill yesterday that allows the nation to borrow above its current debt limit through the middle of may. that averts a government default and puts off a clash over taxes and spending for a few months.
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president obama said he will sign that bill into law. now to a consumer alert for parents about a big recall of children's cough and cold medicines. the makers of triaminic and theraflu warning, they're recalling 2 million packages of medicine. tamper resistant caps may be faulty posing risk of poisoning and the recall follows a dozen consumer complaints. history of priest abuse allegations made public following a court order against the l.a. catholic archdiocese. 30,000 pages of files surrendered. none of the names of the leaders will be blacked out in the documents. the archdiocese agreed to release paperwork which includes personnel files of 89 priests accused of sexually abusing children. the files include the names of anyone involved in possible cover-ups. >> they knew very well. now nobody can say we don't believe you. >> this proves, this really
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happened. on this scale. it was that bad. and now -- these are their records. >> the church has three weeks to release the documents. the order is the final part of a $660 million settlement involving hundres of people who say they were abused by clergy members. >> it is remarkable. i love what he said "now you know it was on this scale." >> all laid out in black and white. >> absolutely. especially those involved in the cover-up. because that's what always has been infuriating for me at least, as a catholic, practicing catholic. terrible that children are being abused by people who they should be able to trust. but to know that people covered it up. and started sort of shuffling these priests to other parishes where they could, would, continue preying on children. it's just baffling. >> disturbing as the crime itself. like you said, shuffle them off
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oppose to dealing with it. end of the day it is not just a sin, it is a felony, a crime. and people should have faced, more, more of these folks should have faced jail time than actually did. >> we know now at least one of them did. for being involved in the cover-up. he is in prison. >> messy to say the least. >> yes. in oregon, a guilty verdict against a terror suspect who first caught the fbi's attention as a teenager. a federal jury convicted the 21-year-old mohamed-mohamed. prosecutors say he plotted to blow up a christmas lighting ceremony in 2010. the defense claimed entrapment, mohamed bought a fake bomb from undercover agents posing as al qaeda members in a sting operation. the hunt is on in illinois and indiana for a convicted murderer mistakenly released by authorities. steven robbins is serving a 60 year prison sentence in indiana. he was in chicago yesterday to face drug charges ultimately dropped. instead of being returned to
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indiana, robbins was released from custody. update on the heartbreaking story we told you about yesterday. a vigil and march being held in chicago this afternoon for a teenage girl gunned down just days after taking part in the inauguration. the 15-year-old was caught in the crossfire between gang members making her one of 42 people killed in chicago just since the first of this year. in response to that, amazing gun violence, the mayor will move 200 police officers from desk jobs into the streets. >> we need to work together to protect our greatest resource. the children of the city of chicago. >> we need to get murderers off the street. if they do it once they will do it again. >> the 15-year-old girl made the anti-gang video, when she was in the 6th grade. and urged kids in the video to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. imagine just at the inauguration, time of her life, young girl representing the
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president's city. and gunned down days later. an innocent bystander. gang members are going at it. chicago has had a bloody violent last few years. >> here we go again with the gun control debate. part and parcel. >> it is. you wonder. last two years in this country. 23,000, 24,000 people have been killed by guns. that is a lot. you are wondering is it getting attention because in light of newtown the media is covering it. 30 people killed today by guns in america. networks seem to be covering it more. which makes the problem look worse. the media covering it a little more. because of newtown. >> the problem has been there. it is getting coverage. opening up discussion which hopefully opens up measures to prevent this violence. >> capitol hill in their hand now. we'll see. investigators want to know what caused a deadly explosion that killed two dozen people in mexico city.
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ripped through the headquarters of an oil company. at least 25 people died. more than 100 were hurt. three floors of the building were damaged. the explosion was in the basement. brazil has a public safety issue this morning. this one could have been a lot worse. it happened wednesday at a brand new soccer stadium in the city. when excited fans ran down the stands, a barrier separating them from the field just gave way. eight people were injured. the stadium hosts world cup matches next year. >> get it right by then, fellows. also from soccer, david beckham bound for paris. he arrived there yesterday surrounded by photographers. beckham hosted a news conference to announce he will play the next five months in one of france's biggest soccer teams. the 37-year-old beckham will play for free for the team nicknamed the psg. >> we decided that my salary
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will go towards a children's charity, local children's charity in paris. and that is one of the things that we are very excited and proud to be able to do. >> no word on exactly how much beckham will be paid. he will wear number 32 for his team. reverse of the 23 he wore for the los angeles galaxy. >> he has it like that. just give all his money away. >> he is david beckham. he's got it like that. >> he said you can have it. i like that. okay. wait until you see how close pro golfer phil mickelson was to making a bit of history. it came yesterday in the first round of the phoenix open. >> mickelson hit a 25-foot putt on the last ball. wait for it. about to get there. about to get there. oh, man, look at that. if it had gone in, mickelson would be only the sixth player in pga history to shoot a 59. even so though, he has a four-stroke lead going into
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today's second round. it hurts to be that close and not get it in. oh, man. better luck next time. that has to sting. coming up next -- we asked, you folks out there delivered. pictures of our fans, posing in their best super bowl garb. >> three factors involved in the sunday super bowl victory. expert analysis when jason page joins us next. you are watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by hotwire.com. i've been coloring liz's hair for years.
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big game. super bowl in new orleans. back with us, jason page, radio host football expert here weighing in on the big game. this is what everybody is waiting for. show time, man. you say there are three keys to the game starting with joe flacco. >> protect your quarterback. ravens, middle of the pack protecting joe flacco. flacco in the regular season every one out of 16 pass attempts he was sacked. post season. one out of every 24 times he was sacked. if they protect joe flacco as well as in the post season in this game, a long afternoon for san francisco. >> this could be a close game. everyone wants it to be a close game. field goals, field position could be very, very critical. 49ers have a big weakness. >> two big bend but don't break
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defenses that means field goal kicking. nobody has been worse at it this year than david akers. second to last in the league field goal made percentage. 29 of 42 this season. 7 of 13 from 40 to 49 yard. that is the worst in the nfl. yards. on the other hand, justin tucker for baltimore. how good has the rookie been. 30 of 33 for the season. perfect 4-4, from 50-plus. in a game where it will be as closely competitive, this could be a huge part of the game. >> kaepernick, will be a big star. >> one rookie quarterback. people say collin kaepernick isn't a rookie, he is. he comes in halfway through the season, alex smith, a controversial move. a lot of people are talking about to this day. collin kaepernick, in half of a
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rookie season don't think he will bomb or be a miserable performance. i think kaepernick struggles. i think the ravens get to him early. i think a tight game. >> prediction? >> baltimore, 24-20. flacco gets the first super bowl and ridiculous contract. >> money, money, money. we know how the game goes. >> thank you. >> thank you, sir. thank you, jason page. we will be back with more "world news now." enjoy the game! "world news now"
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>> i love all the new orleans culture, the global spotlight. i love it. all this super bowl week we have been inviting our loyal "world news now" fans to show us your team spirit. >> and in our very, very, very unscientific poll, it looks like the niners have the edge. >> oh.
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more san francisco fans out there. all right, fine, enough, a good game. they are 3 1/2 point favorites. the photos you sent us. jessica sent a photo of her dog wearing the 49ers jersey there. >> we have ravens' fans, too. jill in a ravens' shirt with a ravens' mascot. i like that one. >> i like that one. camille, just 10 years old, adorable little girl, predicting the ravens, number one. >> i like that. i like the next one. kevin, jessica, kristin, everett, sharing a booth and rooting for the 49ers. >> all decked out in red. looking good. >> and mary sent us this photograph. man, woman, dog decked out in their 49ers' gear. i would like to see that. ready to roll out in california. >> check this out. one fan sent in a picture of two super bowl tickets.
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>> here we go again. everyone's favorite day of the week. it is friday. willis, happy birthday tomorrow. well this week saw some pretty tough subjects in the headlines from inferno to big debates on capitol hill. >> fortunately there were some light moments mixed into our friday "rewind." >> you only have seconds for you to react and make a decision what you are going to do. it is impossible to underestimate the impacts these deaths have had on this community. the pain here is still very, very raw. >> we have virtually been going through 25 years what a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> when an entire government is
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telling you blatantly that you are worth less than the person next to you that hurts. that hurts your dignity more than anything. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> one of the points of the law is that you have to be honest, you have to be trustworthy. these kids have not been allowed to do that. >> it will be the first time in many years where i have no office to go to no schedule to keep, no work to do. that will probably last a few days and then i will be up and going with my new project. >> as far as the personality, this was just ridiculous. oh, my gosh. i am the father to society. no, not like that at all. >> it was an actor who murdered abraham lincoln. and therefore somehow it is only fitting that every now an actor tries to bring him back to life again. >> you can if you want.
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it is your world, man. >> we're at the white house right now. it's like -- mama, i made it. >> mama, i made it. i like that. >> here's how you should end the week. wear red, national wear red day. american heart association wants to remind women about seriousness of heart disease. >> officially heart health month. get healthy. more from abc next. month. get healthy.
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this morning on "world news now" -- hot seat. former republican senator chuck hagel faces demanding questions from his former gop colleagues. >> could criticism put his nomination as defense secretary into jeopardy? it is friday, february 1st.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get to the political fireworks. there were many surrounding chuck hagel. that's in our top story. the unforgettable disaster in the skies exactly ten years ago. today's remembrances following the shuttle "columbia" explosion. who doesn't remember that? that was devastating. >> a decade. amazing how fast the time does go. and to a developing story out on the west coast. was an airline jetliner forced to land after a member of the cockpit crew passed out. we'll look for some answers. >> scary. and we have been expecting an explanation from beyonce. okay. we heard why she lip-synced the national anthem, while proving to the media she can actually
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sing it. i can't wait to discuss that. >> to all of the haters, to all of the critics. >> truth seekers. >> to all the people who will never be as rich, look as good or sing as well, this morning my word to you is -- silence. >> to the truth seekers, you mean? >> the controversy is over. proved it all wrong. shut all the haters up. a proud moment from my ex-wife. like i taught her to do. >> was there a track playing in the background. >> please, please, hateration on your last day. do not go out like this. >> was there a track? a track? >> sunny, i am voting you off the island. i am tired of you talking bad about beyonce. we'll get to the story and chat more about that later in the show. let's have a final good show. >> truth seekers. >> on your final day here, my dear. first, chuck hagel, the man likely to be the next secretary
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of defense. the senate armed services committee could vote late next week. >> at his confirmation hearing yesterday, hagel got an earful on capitol hill. abc's jonathan carl reports. >> reporter: a vietnam veteran and former republican senator. chuck hagel found himself and his judgment under attack by a fellow republican and vietnam vet. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country's -- were you correct or incorrect? >> well i am not going to give you a -- a yes or no answer. >> show that he refused to answer the question. >> reporter: hagel did answer, standing by his word on the iraq war and revealing something about the kind of defense secretary he hopes to be. >> i saw consequences, and suffering and horror of war. i did question a surge -- is this going to be worth the sacrifice?
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we lost almost 1,200 dead americans during that surge. now was it required? was it necessary? >> reporter: hagel the first defense secretary who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. as a poor kid from nebraska he and his brother tom volunteered to serve in vietnam and served in the same unit in 1968. both getting wounded. each crediting the other for saving their lives. >> i don't see the lens of every world event, whether we should use american power through the lens of vietnam. but it is part of me. >> reporter: hagel's service was praised. >> i admire your service to your country. >> reporter: hagel is likely to be confirmed. even his supporters acknowledge he didn't have a particularly strong performance at his confirmation hearing. at one point telling the committee that he needs to learn
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more about the pentagon. saying, quote, if confirmed i intend to know a lot more than i do. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. >> not a great performance, as you heard. even from people who will vote for him or like him or fellow democrats, you know, who may vote for him. little more critical about the nation's military. does a person not have a right to go into a slaughterhouse and change their opinion on red meat? >> of course. >> republicans say this guy is further left than president obama. republicans are skittish about his nomination. >> people are saying though his performance, well he was really under fire. so i think anyone in that hot seat may not do his or her best they're saying he likely will be confirmed i suspect. >> it is going to be a bumpy ride. in related news, secretary of state hillary clinton leaving
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office officially today after sounding a warning about civil war in syria. at a sort of exit interview, clinton accused iran of playing an increasingly prominent role directing violence in syria and says that only raises chances of a wider conflict in the middle east. clinton criticized russia for blocking sanctions against syria at the u.n. clinton's successor, john kerry finished up his last day as a senator with a farewell tour of native massachusetts. he said america's strength overseas depend on working in a bipartisan way here at home. kerry is sworn in today as the nation's 68th secretary of state. no end in sight to the tense hostage standoff involving a gunman and 5-year-old boy in alabama. police say 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. only means of communication through a narrow ventilation pipe. the boy is autistic. medication has though been
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delivered through the pipe and police say dykes grabbed him after shooting the boy's school bus driver. a middle school student faces charges for a school yard shooting in atlanta. a 14-year-old was shot and wounded in the neck on thursday. the young gunman fired several rounds before an armed security guard was able to take away the weapon. police believe the two students had an altercation before the shooting. the victim was released from the hospital last night. the country is remembering a national tragedy this morning. ten years since the space shuttle "columbia" disaster. bells will toll at space centers across the country at 9:16 a.m. the moment "columbia" broke apart on re-entry killing all five crew members over eastern texas. during a teleconference with nasa, a group of high school science students in texas recalled what they saw and what they heard. >> i actually still remember the day. i was getting ready to go to a
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game, and we were waiting and we about to leave until we heard this loud noise. >> there will be a wreath laying ceremony at kennedy space center where hundreds of people gathered in 2003 for the landing that never happened. an emergency landing for a passenger plane after the pilot passed out in the cockpit. the alaska airlines flight landed safely in portland after the first officer was forced to take over because the pilot was unconscious. the plane was on its way from los angeles to seattle when diverted. 116 people were onboard at the time. no word on what caused the pilot to pass out. medical researchers are telling doctors it is time to warn young patients about dangers found in energy drinks. pediatricians estimate 35% of american teens and adolescents drink the caffeinated beverages. the drinks are not fda regulated can cause palpitations, insomnia and anxiety and more dangerous for college students who mix alcohol with the energy drinks.
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>> what about energy strips you like so much? >> energy strips are fine. >> wondering. sunny is addicted to the things you put on your tongue. >> i will show everyone. i have them in my bag. >> little crackheadish. >> you need energy strips for this shift. >> okay. all right. >> i don't drink coffee. i need the energy strips. they're fantastic. >> crackish. crackish. in other news, two major beer companies will not be toasting their big merger just yet. the federal government is trying to block a deal between budweiser and the mexican company that owns corona. the $20 billion merger will make anheuser-busch the biggest company even bigger. regulators are worried the deal would lead to higher beer prices and limited competition. from beer to wine now, when it comes to the grape, the french are taking a back seat to the u.s. a new study finds americans are now the largest consumers of
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wine in the whole wide world. and domestic production is increasing to keep up with all that demand. wine consumption is declining in italy and france. >> in france? >> usa! usa! usa! we are number one in something. >> in boozing. >> i told you when we started this shift, 7:00, 8:00 in the morning when we get home, nothing wrong with the cocktail at breakfast. >> it is our happy hour. >> do not judge. uh-uh uh, we don't have a problem. here is your friday forecast. heavy snow around the great lakes. a few inches from cincinnati to knoxville. and a dusting around washington, d.c. biting cold day across the dakota and midwest. snow in the northern rockies. foggy around seattle, boise and portland. in the pacific northwest, 3 in the twin cities and 7 for
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indianapolis. sunny in the northeast. god bless america. >> it's water, i swear. welcome back. many people who wear glasses know all too well, uh-huh. that they can get pretty pricey. but just how much would you pay to dress up your eyes? >> take a look. >> i was going to do that. >> one of a kind designer specs, more than 100 brilliant cut diamond set in 18 karat gold and the price tag just shy of $50,000. i love them. i need them. >> look at those things. the glasses are part of a traveling cartier collection in palm beach, florida. looking to spend a little less, the cheapest pair in the collection, cheapest will run you $13,000. >> i need them. i love them.
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well this is our boom, "favorite story of the day." beyonce has come clean, admitting she lip-synced the "star spangled banner" at the inauguration. >> that's right because add a news conference she proved maybe she could knock it out of the park. abc's diana perez has more. good morning, diana. >> reporter: the first time we have heard from beyonce since
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the presidential inauguration. she is performing at the halftime show and spoke to reporters about a little bit of everything. ♪ the rockets' red glare >> reporter: y'all remember this. ♪ in air >> reporter: beyonce, her angelic voice, the swell of patriotism we felt when she sang the anthem, our anthem at the inauguration. ♪ the brave so when the truth was revealed she lip-synced the entire song there were a lot of shocked and disappointed fans. so now that she is set to take center stage again for another beloved american tradition, super bowl sunday, she wanted to set the record straight. would you guys mind standing. an in your face moment, the singer belted out a cappella version of the anthem reminding the world that she can sing.
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♪ by the dawn's early light objectivity aside in the room, the reporters couldn't help but cheer. ♪ the brave >> reporter: she did admit to using a prerecorded version of her voice for the inauguration, she said it is because she is a perfectionist. what is her plan for the blockbuster event she'll be performing this weekend? >> i will be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> reporter: she said she was born for shows like the super bowl. she says she has been rehearsing for a long time and she absolutely will be singing live. rob and sunny? >> we'll be back after this. >> i hope it wasn't a track. i hope she wasn't singing over a prerecorded track. >> boom. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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we are waiting for the official bet between the mayor of san francisco and the mayor of baltimore over the outcome of the super bowl. >> food is usually at stake and both cities have something to offer. so we have a few possibilities right here. >> as i talk about it how about you munch on it. we have sourdough bread, not chicken, sourdough bread. thank you, we have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most appetizing detail. it is interesting. and been in continuous production since 1849. also famous in san francisco, you heard of this, undoubtedly. ghiradelli chocolate found in 18 of by delmonico, ghirardelli,
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second oldest chocolate in the u.s. baker's chocolate. 1893. ghirardelli square in san francisco. >> delicious actually. >> very good. >> baltimore. a place where i lived. the mayor of baltimore's disclaimer, a good friend of mine, stephanie rollins blake, and crab cakes are the big thing there. associated with the chesapeake bay, maryland and baltimore. crab cakes are great. the boardwalk crab cakes, breaded, deep fried and filled with stuffing of various things served on a bun. now the restaurant, aka, gourmet crab cakes prepared with no filler composed of all alump crabmeat. >> no offense, baltimore. no seefood better than new orleans. >> crab cakes in baltimore i think are the best. this is a traditional super bowl food. right?
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started with the rise of sports bars. this year americans will eat 1.2 billion wings this weekend. and, laid out end to end, stretch from candlestick park to san francisco to nc bank stadium in baltimore. 27 times. sort of once the cheapest part of the bird. now the most expensive. per pound, chicken wings are pricier than bone and breast. two georgia men were arrested for stealing 65,000 in chicken wings. >> that is insane. we all eat well and healthy during the super bowl. we have our munchies. hope you get yours. enjoy the game. eat your food. stay with us. enjoy the game. eat your food. stay with us. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs.
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mommy, i dressed the snowman! how do you get your bounce? less static year-round. welcome back, everybody. the special version of "the mix." this is sunny's last day on the overnights. filling in for more than a year now.
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i just wanted to say it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you. you have been extremely loyal, reliable, and i respect the work ethic and the loyalty you have shown to the show. easy to work with. means the world on this kind of show to work with some one you genuinely like, trust, respect and confide in and have a lot of fun with. so i am sorry our path maze not cross again in this format but down the road. >> they will. >> hug it out. it has been good. and you will still be around abc. you are not disappearing. she will have 14 jobs in tv. you will still be around. >> i am still going to be around. such a pleasure working with you. you know that. you know how i feel about you, rob. roberto i call him off air. >> i love when she calls me roberto. ain't no sunshine when she's gone. so, thank you for everything. been a good 14 months, off and on. it's been good. >> i agree. >> friendship lasts beyond the show. we know that.
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this morning on "world news now," patient police. the waiting game for hostage negotiators in alabama. >> they're talking to the suspect through a narrow pipe to make sure the 5-year-old boy
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held captive underground is safe. it's friday, february 1st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> one more. one more. this is it. swan song time. good friday morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. police in alabama just updated the hostage situation there and that is in our top story. and quite frankly i can't believe it has taken so long. you sort of see this in the movies, this negotiation. he has a little boy in there. >> they're getting medicine to the kid through the pipe, food down there, tv. this could drag on for weeks, potentially. and this kid has some pretty interesting medical conditions as well. scary on a lot of levels. >> also this morning, the well respected prosecutor gunned down outside the courthouse in texas. the all-out search for a masked gunman. and that is a prosecutor's worst nightmare. >> prosecutors do make some enemies.
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an occupational hazard. >> yes. yes, we do. >> exactly. later this half hour, finding private pictures of yourself in x-rated poses online. the victim thousands of a growing industry called revenge porn. and how they are fighting back. >> you know, and i feel for these ladies no question about it. because if you take photographs or videos within the privacy of your own home with someone that you care about they shouldn't end up on a website. but, the real answer is you just shouldn't do it. it only worked out for kim kardashian. it really doesn't work out for anyone. let's face it. >> just thankful willis' pictures haven't been leaked -- thankful for that. an upcoming performance by the one and only jennifer hudson that could turn into a showstopper at the super bowl. who will be singing with her and why. that's coming up in "the skinny".
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>> singing live. we'll discuss that. >> it will be a great moment. once you hear who the kids are. right there. it will make you appreciate that moment. because sunday is the super bowl and i wear a tie on the show, when an anchor is departing us. a black and gold fleur-de-lis tie. we do share a love of new orleans. this is your final day with us for a while. we have a permanent anchor coming in monday. this is your final day with us, at least for a while. so we'll have fun though. willis is upset. before all of that we get to the news this morning and some new developments in the hostage standoff involving a gunman and a 5-year-old boy. it is entering its fourth day. >> two remain in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama, with negotiators forced to talk through a ventilation pipe. our abc correspondent has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: rob, sunny, it is day four of the harrowing siege.
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a 5-year-old is being held hostage by a man who police say murdered the school bus driver. police are frantically working to rescue a 5-year-old boy from his armed suspected captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police say the two are in a 6 x 8 bunker four feet under ground. the suspect may have food and supplies to remain underground for weeks. dykes has been speaking with police through a pvc pipe from the bunker to the surface. one neighbor says he has been at the bunker. >> he has steps made out of cinder blocks, going down to it. at the time he had doors made out of plywood. two sheets of plywood nailed together. i asked him, i said, you know what are you using it for? he said, my storm shelter. where i used to live at the storms used to come through a lot. >> reporter: police say the boy has mild autism and the suspect allowed the child to have his medication.
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>> he is crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what is going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: the shaken community is praying for the little boy's life. his pastor consoling many children that know him. >> i spoke to a young 13-year-old boy he was very much traumatized, his really good friend was taken. and was really wondering about his safety and protection. >> reporter: something everybody affected by the hostage situation are also wondering. the family's pastor says he has spoken with the boy's family and he says, quote, they're having a really tough time. abc news, new york. of course they're having a tough time. i have a 6-year-old. i just can't imagine something like that. and this, this child has a lot of medical issues. adhd, asperger's. i can't imagine what the parents are going through. more importantly i am wondering what is in this man's mind? >> clearly, you have to imagine, some mental issues. authorities say he spent some time in the bunker for long
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periods of time. this is nothing new for him. what is knew that he took a hostage, a little boy. clearly a guy around the neighborhood known for strange, sometimes violent behavior. and a matter of time before it involved a human. beat a dog to death with a lead pipe. >> lead pipe. >> an escalating situation. and prayers for the little boy. if he makes it out, the scarring from an incident like this. depressing on a lot of levels. a deadly ambush in kaufmann, texas, where a prosecutor was apparently targeted by a gunman outside a courthouse. the 57-year-old was shot and killed in the parking lot moments after he got out of his car. eyewitnesses say the gunman was wearing a mask. police are going through the prosecutor's cases for a connection. >> they deal with bad people, like any prosecutor. so there is no reason to believe that there wouldn't be somebody out there that might have an ax to grind.
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certainly this carries it to an extreme. >> a long-time assistant district attorney known for his toughness. he handled drug and murder cases. friends say he was respected and very well liked inside of the courthouse. a disturbing federal court claims bomb sniffing dogs in airports may be a waste of money. a government investigation finds the tsa is spending millions of tax dollars on dogs that can't detect explosives. dog teams were secretly followed for a year and failed to find bombs in passenger terminals. the report says the dogs are simply not being trained properly. senate armed services committee could vote on the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. hagel faced off against some former republican senate colleagues yesterday in a bruising confirmation hearing. the sharpest exchange against senator john mccain who criticized hagel's opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq.
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and hagel apologized for using the term the jewish lobby in the past. >> i have already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro israel. i think it is the only time on the record that i have ever said that. >> eight republicans plan to vote against him. he has backing among many democrats. blinding snow blamed for a deadly pileup on a michigan highway. the mile long stretch of crashes involving 30 trucks and cars. three people were killed including two children believed to be siblings. and at least a dozen others were hospitalized. witnesses say they were driving on i-75 when conditions went from clear to whiteout in just a matter of seconds. a similar scene along a snowy highway west of indianapolis. three dozen big rigs, trucks, cars smashed into one another shutting down interstate 70.
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at least ten were hospitalized. the extreme conditions are putting parts of the country in a deep freeze. accuweather's jim dickey has the latest. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and sunny. a good deal colder across the northeast today. across the northeast today -- arctic air mass pushing in. many spots, 20, 30 degrees colder than they were yesterday. step out the door, 21, syracuse. 18, buffalo. 16, pittsburgh and detroit. as the cold air pushes over the relatively warmer lakes, big time lake-effect snows off lake erie, ontario and michigan. whiteout conditions under the heavier bands. rob, sunny, back to you. >> thank you so much, jim. now something very special to us. so we will get right to it. our own robin roberts is back on the gulf coast, for the first time since her bone marrow transplant last september. >> she rocked the great hat yesterday. arriving in new orleans with "gma's" josh elliott and sam champion, there to greet robin were student from her alma mater
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southeastern louisiana university. along with members of a bone marrow donor program. you can catch more excitement on robin's trip home later this morning on "good morning america." even doing a little second line, new orleans style. got the umbrella. that second line is about. i know her spirits are high. >> she looks terrific. she is in such good spirits. she looks healthy as well. >> two-time cancer survivor at 52 years old. amazing how she has bounced back. a fun story to check out. fun piece to see her in the gulf coast on "gma." should be good. praying for you, robin. happy to see you back on your feet for sure. coming up next, the super bowl performance that could have millions of people riveted to the tv during halftime. >> first, imagine finding x rated pictures of yourself online and someone else posted them as an act of revenge. what do you do? what will you do? that's next on "world news now."
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a group of women is suing an x-rated website that posted private intimate photos along with their names and addresses which is really terrible. one of a growing number of revenge porn sites. >> new term here -- revenge porn. add that to the vernacular of the country. jilted exes or hackers often post the photos. but the women are taking aim at the website and its host and its fans.
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here is abc's juju chang. >> reporter: holly has no idea who did it but when she saw a dozen topless photos of herself on texxxan.com -- >> knowing someone could with the click of a button take whatever information they want from you and share it is really troubling. almost makes me want to shower with my clothes on. >> the fallout is terrible. women have lost their jobs as a result of this. most of them have become hermits. all of them feel humiliated. >> reporter: john morgan filed the lawsuit against texxxan.com and go-daddy.com, which provides web space for 54 million sites, including main stream businesses. the class action lawsuit began with 17 women and they have been joined by dozens of others in less than two weeks. what makes the case unusual is that they're also going after the subscriber list. to tear the mask of anonymity from the people who prowl the
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sites. why shame the subscribers and expose the guys looking at this? >> they're just as guilty. they should be held accountable because they're logging on, they're putting their credit card in, they're paying to see us exploited. >> reporter: eric goldman who teaches high-tech law says their legal case is weak. >> they can't win against the texxxans.com website against the website and subscribers due to a law that congress enacted said the only people who are liable for content online are those who post it >> reporter: these women are painfully aware they lost control of their own images and as well as their reputation. they feel their only recourse is to speak out even if the backlash at times is as harsh as the initial betrayal. i'm juju chang, beaumont, texas. >> went so far to call this as a form of cyberrape. >> i am sure they feel violated. i have got to tell you --
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suing the site, i don't know there is that much recourse there. the federal government, federal courts rather have determined that websites are protected. they have immunity. they're just hosting not providing the content. third parties are providing the content. and the issue with suing the, the boyfriend, you took the pictures. you consented. >> the content only exists because you allowed yourself to be photographed. >> i feel terrible for them. the teachable moment and takeaway is you just can't take these pictures. you just can't do it. >> moral of the story is, be careful before you get too freaky. layman's terms. >> can't take the freaky pictures. >> be smartly freaky. >> exactly. coming up, from cable tv to capitol hill. the well-known newsman who may run for office. >> the tribute performance during the super bowl that could leave viewers spellbound. next in "the skinny." "world news now" continues
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>> it is his birthday tomorrow. willis is feeling good. you look good for 90. a moment at the super bowl. this i really love. jennifer hudson will do "america the beautiful" and perform the song with the sandy hook elementary school choir. 20 students or so in the choir. in addition to alicia keys. national anthem, beyonce will do the halftime show, and jennifer hudson will perform with the kids, a tribute to what happened in newton in december. a great moment. i am glad they added it to the show. >> amazing. did such a great job at the inauguration. >> absolutely. >> oh, wonderful. >> very cool. >> now geraldo rivera, we know who geraldo is, contemplating a run for the senate seat in new jersey in 2014. he is a republican. he is a self-professed nra member. law and order guy. he says, you know what, i am really going to take a run.
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>> some people say he could have indorsement of governor christie. imagine them stumping. it could be pretty incredible. he would have to run against, perhaps, frank lautenberg, or cory booker, beloved in new jersey politics. an uphill battle. perhaps senator rivera. >> he has been a wild media personality. have to wonder how his background would play into the race. obviously the media, a lot of things we say, you run for office people dig that stuff up. interesting. hope no one throws a chair at him on the campaign trail. also, beyonce, speaking of her and the super bowl. her documentary behind the scenes of her life "life is but a dream" premieres on hbo tonight. for the first time, she opens up about her miscarriage. pregnancy was going well, goes back to the doctor. there was no heartbeat. she says -- i went into the studio and wrote the saddest song i have written in my life doesn't name the track on her album.
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the first song i wrote for my album and the best form of therapy for me because it was the saddest thing i have ever been through. the documentary premieres tonight, all filmed before inauguration lip-syncing. >> before she had her beautiful baby in january, blue ivy. >> blue ivy, yes. >> i will not comment. on the lip-sync. madam obama, michelle obama, i love her, who doesn't love her bangs? well karl lagerfeld doesn't love her bangs, chanel designer, says they make her look like an anchorwoman. so what, karl! she looks good. >> he looks like eddie munster's grandfather. r's grandfather. many people before. has for so when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day,
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>> good morning, rob and sunny. it is diana. rob, i have a special message. take one guess who your new co-anchor is going to be? we tried to get kim kardashian,
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but she has some rich and famous thing going on. anyway, i am here to tell you, i am happy, excited but above all, i am ready. i have a glowstick to get me through the building, middle of the night. i have a crazy whistle. because rob, you are crazy. anyway, sunny, thank you so very much for keeping him in line and keeping him company until i get there. the viewers and him adore you. rob, i have one last weekend of normal sleep. i am going to hurry up and get that. i will see you on day one, on monday. and we'll get started. >> oh, welcome aboard, diana. yes. >> i love that. she is terrific. >> she will officially start monday. new era on "world news now," yet another new era. and before we get to all of that. we say good-bye to sunny hostin. >> oh, my gosh. >> last time we will work together for a little while. you have been filling in since november of 2011. you filled in more than 100 times on the show. >> yes, i have.
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>> a look back at funny moments. >> smoking, sleeping, breathing. >> rob, rob, rob. >> whoa! >> got to get into it. >> look at that. >> the heels. >> ha-ha. >> i actually do fascinators. >> ms. middleton. >> do you do a cat sound? or something? >> she rips the earpiece out. trying to fool me, beyonce? trying to fool me? >> taco bell, don't worry. >> just check it out! >> just check it out! >> oh. >> this is what they have been warning us about. this is it. we've got to go. it's been fun. >> this is it. >> yes.
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>> whoa! >> yes. >> whoa! whoa! >> ha-ha. >> call the emmy committee. call the emmy committee, please. >> now you have seen the whole picture. it's been a blast, have you had fun doing it? >> i have had so much fun. you are the best co-anchor and co-worker anyone could ask for. >> very sweet. >> so generous, smart, funny. an honor sitting in the chair next to you. >> and back at you. back at you.
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this morning, emergency landing. >> panic in the cockpit as a pilot passes out just after takeoff. losing consciousness, forcing the copilot to take decisive action. on the defense.
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it's a rocky road to confirmation for the president's pick to head the pentagon. false security. a new report just released. bomb sniffing dogs nay not be able to detect bombs afterall. does that mean millions of taxpayer dollars are going to waste? and two reasons to celebrate. it's super bowl weekend. and our dear friend robin is there. >> oh, where are my manners? good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we start with several stories developing overnight. beginning with an emergency landing in portland, oregon. >> an alaska airlines flight was diverted after the pilot passed out in the cockpit. forcing the first officer to take over. the plane was on its way to l.a. from seattle when the pilot lost consciousness. the plane landed safely. with 116 people on board. there is still no word on